I am fueled by a passion for new developments in technology and how the application of these can deliver an awesome user experience while effectively meeting business needs.
Although, over the years I have developed a number of complementary skill bases, my focus is now WordPress architecture, concept design, coding for complex projects and integrating external data sources.
I have made core commits to every version of WordPress since 3.9 and continue to support the wider WordPress community through meetups, WordCamps, etc.
In 2018 I co-founded Matador Sorftware and launched a commercial WordPress Plugin for the recruitment industy, adding to my growing list of plugins.
|WordPress Origin Story||
I discovered WordPress in 2006 when asked to explore the use of collaborative tools internally for a multinational corporation, setting up a 200+ multi-blog site using WPMU on IIS7. As part of this project, I created my first plugin, Author Avatars, (https://wordpress.org/plugins/author-avatars/ ), which currently has 8,000+ active installs. I recently updated this to include Gutenberg support.
From this point on, the community, the flexibility and the velocity of WordPress has made it my platform of choice.
I specialize in creating highly performant scalable, accessible and SEO friendly code (plugins and themes) for large WordPress sites that are often multi-site, multi-language, VIP and/or e-commerce.
In 2018, with a partner, I launched a premium plugin for the recruitment industry, Matador Jobs (https://matadorjobs.com/) and in June Matador Jobs became an official Bullhorn partner (https://www.bullhorn.com/marketplace/matador-jobs/).
I continue to support my growing list of plugins (https://profiles.wordpress.org/pbearne/#content-plugins ) and the wider WordPress community, founded the Kingston WordPress Meetup and speak regularly at WordCamps.
Paul & Gina Bearne (Freelance Consultancy)
Senior WordPress Full Stack Developer
|Hours per week||
Community Team, Core Team, Documentation Team, Marketing Team, Test Team